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Harrington sentenced in child pornography case

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Talan Harrington in court (MTN News photo) Talan Harrington in court (MTN News photo)
GREAT FALLS -

Talan Harrington was sentenced in Great Falls on Wednesday for one count of sexual abuse connected to child pornography. 

He was sentenced to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections, with all 10 years suspended.

According to court documents, an agent with the Department of Homeland Security and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was conducting an investigation that led to a computer in Great Falls. 

Officers went to Harrington's home where he admitted downloading several child porn files.

Harrington will complete sex offender treatment, register as a Tier One sex offender, have no access to the internet, and pay a $2,000 fine.


(FEBRUARY 26, 2015) Talan Harrington of Great Falls was arrested on Wednesday evening on a warrant of 24 counts of sexual abuse of children. 

The Great Falls Police Department says that Harrington was arrested at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and that the charges related to allegations of possession of child pornography.

He made his initial court appearance on Thursday. 

Court documents state that a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security, who is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was conducting an investigation and traced several "known child pornography images" to a computer at a Great Falls residence. 

After obtaining a search warrant, a Great Falls police officer went to the residence and spoke with the woman who lived there. 

During a search of the residence, the woman asked, "Does this have anything to do with Talan?" 

The woman denied ever looking at pornography, but said that Harrington, her former fiance, had lived with her in the home at one time. 

The court documents state that, "...she knew Talan had looked at pornography on her computer, but she believed what he had looked at was adult pornography." 

The GFPD officer and DHS officer then went to Harrington's home; he invited the officers in, and admitted that he had used Frost Wire -- a file-sharing service -- to download two child pornography videos that featured children aged 7 and 8.

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